On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Delphine Ménard <notafi...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Le 12 févr. 2014 00:10, "Nathan" <nawr...@gmail.com> a écrit :
> Well, it's actually pretty straightforward. For members of the Board of
> Trustees, FDC and AffCom, as well as Board members of all Chapters. All of
> us are volunteers. We do not get any salary from Chapters or Foundation. In
> short, we do the work we do here for free.
> In our capacity as "members", and in order to allow us to fulfill our
> duties towards the organisations/committees that we are part of and thus
> towards the Wikimedia movement, we do get some or all of our travel
> expenses and/or attendance fees for Wikimedia conferences reimbursed out of
> "movement funds" (chapters or foundation budgets) insofar as our presence
> in an official capacity is deemed useful.
> Hope this clarifies the strange notion you seem to be putting forward of
> anyone of those of us *speaking in a personal capacity* having any kind of
> financial benefit.
> Best,
> Delphine
> (Speaking in her capacity as Delphine, you know, the not-a-fish)
Perhaps you misunderstood what I was wondering about, which is probably my
fault as I was trying to avoid giving any specific examples. But without at
all attempting to disparage her or suggest that her intentions are anything
but sincere, let's take the example of Nicole Ebbers. She of course
discloses in her e-mail signature that she is an employee of WMDE, so its
clear (though not stated in the form of a disclosure) that her income
depends, in part, on WMF funding. It's typical in professional
circumstances, at least in my business, to disclose personal conflicts when
discussing virtually any topic where the audience would not naturally
assume that a conflict exists.
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